Emigration and Our County Galway Diaspora Conference

Thursday, 8 September, 2016
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We look forward to welcoming you to this Diaspora event on 8th September 2016

Cover image and inside images taken from KILLIMOR - OUR PARISH AND OUR PEOPLE

This event provides a day long programme of events


9.00am - 9.45am Registration & Tea/Coffee

9.45am - 10.00am Welcome & Introduction

10.00am - 10.45am ‘Uncovering Galway’s Lost Emigrants in the Nineteenth Century: Assisting the Poor to Leave’ by Dr Gerard Moran

10.45am – 11.30am ‘UK Sources for Galway Emigrants’ by John Grenham

11.30am – 12 noon Tea/Coffee

12.00 noon – 12.45pm ‘Wanderers and Workers: Migration from Post-famine Ireland’ by Dr Jennifer Redmond

12.45pm – 1.00pm Questions & Answers

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm – 2.45pm ‘Tracing the Irish in Australia and New Zealand’ by Brian Donovan

2.45pm – 3.30pm ‘The Ghosts of Gorham’s Corner’ by Eileen Davis & Máirtín Ó Catháin

3.30pm – 3.45pm Coffee/Tea

3.45pm – 4.30pm ‘Tracing Galway’s Emigrants in the United States and Canada’ by Joe Buggy

4.30pm – 5.15pm ‘This is a Good Country for all Kind of Men’: The Experience of James Hack Tuke’s Connemara Emigrants in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 by Dr Regina Donlon

5.15pm – 5.30pm Questions & Answers

6.15pm – 7.30pm Aeraíocht ~ A celebration in music, song and dance. This is a presentation and celebration of the cultural traditions of the county in music, song, dance and poetry, with a range of world-class musicians, singers and dancers taking to the stage.

A number of local heritage organisations, including Ireland XO will have information stands with regards to their work and services on the day

For Further Information and to Register for this Free Event, please contact:

Gráinne Smyth, Forward Planning, Galway County Council.

Phone 00353 91 509121 or email gsmyth@galwaycoco.ie or Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council. Phone 00353 91 509198 or email mmannion@galwaycoco.ie or Marian Donohue, Forward Planning, Galway County Council. Phone 00353 91 509165 or email mndonohue@galwaycoco.ie